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Poster: DVguru Date: Dec 5, 2002 10:07am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: mpeg encoder

canopus MPEG2, while being very good, is not necessarily the best way forward. Procoder on mastering quality is VERY good, but VERY slow!!!

we found that the canopus mpeg codec was not as good as ligos on high quality. we tested 10 major mpeg2 encoders and found the pinnacle codecs to be the best...

not surprising really since they were the kings of motion jpeg and hardware mpeg2 cards for a long time. Its all in the scene/GOP analysis techniques.....

I'd recommend a pinnacle DC2000 cos you'll obviously want realtime encoding (no chance with ligos......).

p.s. we tried SoftMPEG on highest quality as well as the hardware chip (StormEncoder, Amber module, MVR-1000 ( ithink) , RexPro)

(ps we tested straight from a DV source) (canopus DV captured i believe)

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Dec 5, 2002 10:22am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: mpeg encoder

The MVR-1000 is a realtime encoding card.

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Poster: DVguru Date: Dec 5, 2002 5:10pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: Re: mpeg encoder

yeah, i knew that, im just not 100% sure its using the same amber chip........i think it will be though. Still very good, and with this source footy, thats fine. i just thought i'd let you know what we found.....im a quality FrEaK!!!!!

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Dec 5, 2002 10:56pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: Re: mpeg encoder

I believe that MVR-1000 uses the same codec as the Amber card.

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Poster: Angelo Date: Dec 10, 2002 8:08am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: Re: mpeg encoder

So, for clarification,
are you folks talking about mpeg encoding in general, or specifically the internet archive?
Do DVguru or AV Geek Skip work at the archive or are you encoding buffs? How much have you used the Pinnacle DC 2000? Are you generally very happy with the quality?
It sounds like you are.